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Thread: What's your favorite brand of BATIKS and are you brand-loyal?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    What's your favorite brand of BATIKS and are you brand-loyal?

    I know that I have a favorite brand... I like the way this particular company's batiks look, and I also like the way they feel. I've noticed that not all batiks have the same "hand"; some are much rougher. Batiks usually grab me by color, but the feel is important, too.

    Do you have a favorite brand, and are you loyal?

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    I like what you are carrying in your shop, does that help? ;-)
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    I like Timeless Treasures and Hoffman. But I have recently bought Connecting Threads batiks and they are excellent. I am not loyal to any brand of fabric. I buy what I like at the time I want it.
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    I love Batiks and really like the look and feel of Connecting Threads line.
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    I buy mostly for color, scale, and hand, not brand. However, even though I am not overtly brand loyal, what I pick out in person usually winds up being something from the same 3-4 manufacturers...Tonga (Timeless Treasures), Batavian (Wilmington Prints), and Artisan (Robert Kaufman) mostly. When I buy batiks online (not often, but sometimes), I stick to brands with which I have experience.
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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    When it come to batiks its hard to stay or be loyal as there is no real area in the selvage to print the manufacture. So even tough I buy LOTS of batiks .. I can't really tell you who's I have more of. I have found I like Kaufmans artisan line over some others.. but Moda has some really spectacular ones. ... and I can't tell the difference in Hoffman water color ( 1895's) over the Kaufman comparable lines.. even the color cards look darn close.
    There is one manufacture .. darn if I have been able to remember to identify it when I buy it.. but they print on a fabric that had a selvage with a bit of what can be best described as about 1/8 inch of fringy type edge... they are a bit thicker and have just a bit of sheen .. I have not seen any of these lately ..
    I do wish there is a way to identify the manufacture and batik # on the fabric. I do appreciate when I buy on line when the "store" puts their stock number and manufacture on a sticker on the fabric... particularly the watercolors when there are some that are just soo close in color/shade.
    It comes down to colors used and the print.

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    I buy mostly from www.fabricfanatics.com they only sell batiks. I like them all! A few years ago I was in Dallas for work. Did an online search for quilt/fabric shops. They are in Plano just outside Dallas. I stayed two extra days just to shop. Ended up buying a huge duffle bag to get my fabrics home. I spread out all my batiks on my hotel bed and took a photo and sent it to my husband. He loved them all and told me to go get more so that's why it took me two days to shop.

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    I like the ones from Timeless Treasures...but, for the price you can't beat the ones at Connecting Threads. They feel good and colors are not muddy....I have bought many different color combos.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    I have a ton of batiks with absolutely no clue as to who the manufacturer is. I buy by color and pattern, preferring leafy prints.
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    I love love batik Textiles. Never used or liked batiks until I tried them

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